Dr Richard Barbrook is an academic in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Languages at the University of Westminster. Working with Andy Cameron, he wrote The Californian Ideology a pioneering critique of the neo-liberal politics of Wired magazine. His other important writings about the Net include The Hi-Tech Gift Economy, Cyber-communism, The Regulation of Liberty, and The Class of the New and in 2007 published Imaginary Futures. In the early 1980s, he was involved with pirate and community radio broadcasting, helping to set up Spectrum Radio station in London. In 1995, he became the coordinator of the Hypermedia Research Centre at Westminster's Media School.
Bonnie Camplin is an artist based in London. She broadly describes her work as ‘The Invented Life’, which has included eight years as a para-theatrical producer, director, dancer and performer of experimental club nights as well as work across the disciplines of drawing, film and video, performance, music and writing. She exhibits internationally and her work has included collaborations with artists Enrico David, Mark Leckey, Lucy McKenzie and Paulina Olowska. She is currently a Lecturer in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College and was Guest Professor of the Film-Class at Städelschule Frankfurt from 2008 to 2010.